What is the Scientific Name for a Poplar Tree?

The scientific name for any poplar tree species begins with the Latin "populus", meaning "multitude." The species name follows this genus name, such as in "Populus angusti-folia---the narrow leaf poplar. They belong to the Salicaceae family.

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